Editor's note: This post was updated on December 12, 2017.
In 2014, Elizabeth Keathley wrote a piece issued by the DAM Foundation to help buyers identify a DAM system. The post looked to clarify what DAM systems are and are not. Later, the DAM Foundation came out with a revised list, The Ten Characteristics of a DAM system, which echoes many of the earlier characteristics of a system to help true DAM vendors show core competence in DAM. It also helps those looking at vendors to build their DAM strategy.